I did this quick sketch the other day after work and before night school. The three deciduous characters are my field guardians. They loyally stand in place to take account for all that enters the field. Who will be deemed worthy to sit on their shoulders? Perhaps a red-tailed hawk may, to seek the mouse that runs below.
A little story for your sketch can never hurt.
Here is the actual reference photo. It is a little hard to distinguish the individual trees because all of the color values are so similar. That’s when as an artist, you have to take things in your own hands and assign colors and values. At first you may feel timid, but it gets easier with practice. I promise.